Drawing upon 30-years’ executive experience in manufacturing, logistics and infrastructure, Mr Linge brings an exemplary track record in driving business performance and expansion in low growth environments through M&A and organic strategies. Mr Linge is CEO – Elect for Lithium Australia, and will commence 1st January, 2023. Mr Linge is currently EGM Contract Manufacturing at Pact Group a leader in plastic packaging, recycling and the circular economy in Australia. Prior to this Mr Linge was the Managing Director and CEO of Bradken Limited where he repositioned the company as a leaner, market-focused business, delivering profitable growth with a clear vision and strategy.
Holding prior senior leadership roles with BlueScope Steel, NZ Steel and NS BlueScope across Australia and New Zealand, Asia Pacific and the USA, he is experienced in driving improvements in safety, governance and operational hygiene. Of note is his success in changing the go-to-market model of BlueScope Steel China’s Coated business to align with the Chinese market, and role in driving 300% volume growth for New Zealand Steel’s mining division and leading a simultaneous, complex two-year acquisition program.
Distilling information across business and market dynamics, Mr Linge creates a clear, compelling vision, galvanising people around the path forward. Results-driven, he ensures teams are focused on key priorities while remaining agile and responsive to market changes, to ensure a business’ ongoing success.
Mr Linge is currently Advisory Board member at Connect Precision, an emerging Australian manufacturer of components for the building industry. Mr Linge has also served on several boards including Tata BlueScope Steel, SteelServ and McDonald Lime. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) and a number of executive certifications.